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Two recently sentenced on felony charges

Two people were sentenced recently on felony charges in Southeast District Court in Jamestown. Jordan Aaron Smith 22, 403 1st Ave. N. No. 11, pleaded guilty to two counts of failure to register as a sex offender, Class C felonies. Smith was accus...

Two people were sentenced recently on felony charges in Southeast District Court in Jamestown.

Jordan Aaron Smith 22, 403 1st Ave. N. No. 11, pleaded guilty to two counts of failure to register as a sex offender, Class C felonies.

Smith was accused of not registering with the sheriff or chief of police within three days when being homeless and physically present in Jamestown on Aug. 14, and not informing the proper law enforcement agency prior to changing his address on Aug. 17.

Judge Mark Blumer sentenced Smith to one year and one day in the Stutsman County Correctional Center with 276 days suspended and credit for 56 days served on each count. The sentences are to be served concurrently.

Blumer also sentenced Smith to not possess or own firearms, to submit to fingerprints and to pay a $400 criminal administration fee, $100 defense/ facility administration fee, $35 indigent defense application fee, $300 indigent recoupment and $25 victim-witness fee.

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Failing to register as a sex offender carries a mandatory minimum of 90 days in jail and is punishable by five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Aaron Anderson Hufstetler, 29, Kensal, N.D., pleaded guilty to corruption or solicitation of minors and possession of drug paraphernalia, Class C felonies, and making a false report to a law enforcement officer and preventing arrest, Class A misdemeanors.

Hufstetler was accused of engaging in a sexual act with a minor 15 years of age or older between Jan. 1, 2017, and Feb. 3, 2017.

Hufstetler was also accused of possessing a glass smoking pipe intended for use with m e t h a m p h e t a m i n e , claiming a minor who Hufstetler was prohibited from having contact with was not in his hotel room and running from a law enforcement officer when it was confirmed Hufstetler had contact with the minor in the hotel room on Jan. 6, 2018.

Judge Jay Schmitz sentenced Hufstetler to one year and one day in the Stutsman County Correctional Center with 333 days suspended and 33 days credit for time served on each charge. The sentences are to be served concurrently.

Schmitz also sentenced Hufstetler to register as a sex offender for 15 years and placed him on supervised probation for two years. Hufstetler was ordered to pay a $100 defense/ facility administration fee, $35 indigent defense application fee and $25 victim-witness fee.

A Class A misdemeanor is punishable by one year in prison and a fine of $3,000.

Related Topics: SOUTHEAST DISTRICT COURT
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